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Ken Bisconti, vice president of Workplace products for Lotus, said the majority of the 500,000 active Lotus developers are finding comfortable ways to adopt to Java. LotusScript developers can find similar script-oriented capabilities in Javascript and its offshoots, while Domino developers used to doing low-level programming can work directly with Java code.
"When you try to address application development needs, you need to keep in mind there's a spectrum of application development requirements," Bisconti said. "We're trying to address that broad spectrum by providing products and education and tools that help developers at all levels."
Didn't I say that the other day? ;)
Bernardo said Microsoft is quietly working with Lotus developers to tout the advantage of using VisualBasic or VisualStudio.Net to extend and update their Lotus work. And while those developers are contemplating migration, Microsoft figures it can make a pitch for moving their whole business from Lotus to Microsoft's Exchange e-mail server and collaboration software.
Jim, I hope you are as successful with this effort as you were with InfoImage, IT Factory, and all the other one-time Lotus partners y'all have attempted to get to move their applications to Exchange.  Especially since there's no "there" there anymore -- didn't Microsoft just finish repositioning Exchange 2003 as just a mail and calendar server?   I'm sure I have that Paul Flessner quote around here somewhere.
Link: CNET: Microsoft courts Lotus developers >

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